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asian law office. can you give it up for them. i also want to say to be members of the safety america partnership. our efforts have been over lookd and unappreciated, but i know what tremendous contributions we have made to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. i am looking forward to continuing that in the future. it feels acward to be up here. i know there are so many of you that contribute to increases safety to our schools and on our streets. last week, i had to ask jeff, out of all the folks you could have chosen, why did you select me? he said in a larger part it was
to step out. we are privileged to be a part of many diverse communities in san francisco. it has provided me with perspective with collaboration. i know you all have important work to do. i applaud you for being here. i am to take this opportunity in challenge us all to take all the information, the ideas and the best intentions from today and make a real commitment to
work together to make our schools and our streets safer. i know that's a no brainer and something said a million times in the past. but my experience to work together and really collaborate is much more difficult that most of us are willing to commit. it's easy to do things on our own. we can do things the way we want to and all the credit is ours if we are successful. we can accomplish so much more together than we ever could on our own. to work together. the first thing we have to do is look within. it's easy to play the blame game and see the fault in
others. the cbo's aren't doing they are supposed to. no it's the police's fault. it's city haul's fault. but in the end. that gets us nowhere. we can never truly work together unless we stop assigning blame. the second thing we must do. we must be open to the possibility there's a better way to do things. too often as i sat through discussions ask encountered reluctance to change. i would ask you if we have things figured out. are children safe in schools? would we be here in our streets
were safe? as i already said, i am not here to point fingers at anybody. if you are not part of the solution. then you are part of the problem. the other thing we have to be willing to do is check our egoes at the door and listen to each other. there are a lot of folks who love to hear themselves talk. but people who need to listen to what others say. working together means listening to each other and not taking credit. we have to have faith in each other. i know it is difficult. i know there's a lot of history and disappointment much we have to start to believe in one
another again. i have seen too many times when we project to others when we believe them to be. without taking into consideration who they really are. at some point. we have to be able to see in others what they can be instead of focuses on what they can't. we can find reasons to find thingses that can't be done. i am going to challenge us to look beyond what our experience says is possible. they do not confine themselves to what they think can be done. they focus on what must be done. and we must find a way to work together. not for ourselves. not for our organizations. but because there are children
out there that need us to. there are children out there who need us to dream and take risks and do more than we ever thought was possible. thank you very much. >> give it up for john osaki. >> this is at community award for serving san francisco youth. and now we have a special award. this is a surprise. i am not going to ruin it.
>> good afternoon everybody. i am mernella woods. i am a social worker from the juvenile admission. today, well, as we all know, those of us who have anything to do with the juvenile justice system. there is a lot of bad news that we hear a lot of time. there's a lot of heart ache and a lot of tragedy. before we get to the good news part, which we're going to do today. i would like us to take a moment of silence to honor and remember the youth who were
unfortunately succumb to live styles. let's take a moment and remember our loved one. thank you. so today, there's also some good news. it does happen and it's important we acknowledge it. in 2003. the george, the young man we will acknowledge today. george became my client. the district attorney's office
wanted to charge him as an adult. he did go to the youth authority, which is unusual in this county. the reason we with want to honor george today. he made it through that system. it's important we acknowledge him. >> i am marsy from the public defender's office. i have always known the potential george has. so working at the public defender's office. i worked in making an exit plan to present to the board to let the board know this young man from being in custody, fortunately he was released and
currently george is attending a community college in the process to transfer to a 4-year college to become a registered nurse. he's also found his passion, which is united music. so i am very proud of him and happy to be a part of honoring him today. mr. george, come on up here. on behalf of the public defender's office, george is
being presented a $500 check. >> i like to say thank you. number one for mernella woods. patty lee, marsy and to my mother. for the time i was in the youth authority, djj. you know, i learned a lot because when i got into the situation, when i went throughout the situation at the age of 16. i didn't think i was going to get out of that situation. my mother was always there for me, number one. i didn't see that before i got into the situation. for the youths that don't see it yet, your parents are for the most part always there for you. sometimes you don't see it.
sometimes it takes something dramatic. i stay positive instead of being negative. the number one thing that i can say over all, because i'm not going to stand up here and preach. the can say that when you do something, be dedicated and if it's not beneficial. it's detrimental. if you don't know what that means, go look it up. it took me a long time. but i'm here. i want to thank god. there's numerous names. it's man, i'm here and i want to thank everybody who supported me going through what i was going through. music is my passion.
there. go prosperous. i think the word that i have been using and i think it's true, it's integrity. if you go with passion. like jeff said in his speech, check yourself at the door and go forward and things will happen. don't try to solve the world a problems by yourself. in you can solve yours, you world will prosper and get better. thanks. so i run the trust clinic. i am one of the pediatricians. about 20 of us. there's a young man sitting here. i know you. from the general. her son is the tallest. i know this is about the
schools. we want you to know, we are there at the general to help you. i help work with to 2 trauma surgions. i work in the team clinic. a lot of us know these kids. a lot of these kids are getting shots. 100 people almost got murdered last year. first graders are taking guns to school. i don't have to give you bad numbers. once they get shot. they fall in our lap. they are in the icu. they are fairly angry kids. these cases for us medically. they
formed a group where we have multiple services working together. this is a little bit about what john was talking about. we work with trauma group. physical therapists. social workers. san francisco unified. we have meetings and talk about the kids and give them the services they need. hyland inspired us to start a program. they were amazed how well we knew our kids. we can try to help them get back in school, get them
services and get them fixed as much as we can. the other problem we had. the hyland has twice as much trauma we have in san francisco. hyland has that huge swam that goes from ghost town to family. i live in the eastbay. we inspired us to start the wrap around program. everybody has gotten services there. what roshell started, she took 3-case managers.
mike, javer. are they here today? so this is the way you make your community work. you know these communities really well. if i kid gets shot. someone is on call. they meet the family. they are angry. the kid might die. we quickly mobilize and try to help them with as many services they need. that was a way the general could step outside it's concrete and they make our job so much easier because we are actually bigger than the front entrance. we have fingers into the community. get them to trust us and understand their issues and
help them. if any of you have people or kids in your school that need medical services, please access us at the general. all the phone numbers are in the phone book. you can make a clinic apointment and we can help you or help younger sibs. whatever we can do to help you guys. you have our love. so let me set this video up. this is one of my more famous patients. he got shot nooakland -- in oakland. i was approached by 3 residents. this is about youth in san
francisco. and all the people that have access. you try to help them get back together. parole officers. this is a snipit. this is a little around 10 minutes. it's generously editted by eric over here. and we're going to try to get this out and maybe show this piece in the schools and be in film festivals. in we can help you, please call us and notify us.
there was a decrease in san francisco. even though there were more people shot. there was more people being saved. once you have been shot. >> doctor campbell is the one. i got shot 8 times. one in the mouth. it knocked out 4 of my teeth and broke my bone and jaw. and put it in my jaw. i got shot here 2 or 3 times. got shot in my leg. right here. really, i was like, i am addicted to the hood. i like being there. i got shot. i got jumped. but it all started.
getting shot like this. >>[inaudible]. >> and this is where the other bullet went in. it went through here. bam. and it come out the other side right here. and plus, like before i got stabbed. my brother got stabbed. >> this is a tremendously serious issue in san francisco. the whole of the leading cause of lives lost in san francisco. part of the reason why so many lives lost compared to heart diseases. substance abuse. some of it is gang related. some of it is not >> i heard somebody say.
i have to get out of hospital to get my mine. i heard that today. and you know, it's scary because i felt like that's another somebody i have to see in the hospital or hear their mother have to hear the news their son just died. >> i see them if i person tries to talk to me. they don't even know my po. you came in, you would be like no. >> tell me about it. >> he's been through the same stuff. she been shot. been through the projects. i am connected. he opened up to me and gave me
his cell phone number. >> because some times i am down. i been in the hospital for almost 2 months and i will be here for my birthday and halloween. my dad's birthday was today. i am misses out on a lot of stuff. my mouth is wired shut. my arm is to be big. my leg is big. right now, i can't eat anything else.
>> the older patients. kids who are 14, 15, 13, we even had a 9 years old. so younger people getting shot with higher caliber weapons. we are seeing kids shot with machine guns. semiautomatic weapons. >> it's not different than the wild, wild west. the kids, you know, if you worked on a farm, you had a gun on your waist in case the out laws. it's not different now. we have these that kids have to carry a gun to get home from
school. in case somebody come up on you. you just try to run. >> yeah, it's a 50/50 chance. either i will pull mine or you will pull yours >> 15, 14, i think the lowest is 14. >> and is that handgun or automatic weapons >> handguns and t(automatic weapons. ak 47. big boys. >> these are not kids hanging out, gang affiliated. these are kids going to san francisco has. if you asked them if you needed